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  • At what height do you need to wear a harness in Australia?

    Generally speaking, harnesses are required for all workers at heights of 2 metres or higher. There are different types of harnesses and fall arrest devices that exist and it is crucial to find the system that best suits your project. The type of harness required for your project will largely depend on your premises, the Read more
  • How frequently should Height Safety Equipment be inspected?

    Frequent inspection of your gear is essential; after all, in hazardous situations a malfunctioning fall arrest system could fail you right when you need it most. No matter the industry, having the right equipment in place is the first step in minimising the chances of a height related accident. In saying that, having the right Read more
  • Understanding D/d Ratio

    The D/d Ratio is the ratio of the diameter around which the sling is bent, divided by the body diameter of the sling. Passing a sling—synthetic or other—around a load can provide support by creating a cradle, but you must make sure that it is securely attached. Therefore, you must understand D/d ratio. The all-important Read more
  • Spreader Bar vs. Lifting Beams

    Spreader bars and lifting beams are tools used for heavy lifting and rigging applications. Both pieces of equipment have their own unique design elements, which come with certain advantages and drawbacks. Lifting and loading machinery is an essential part of any construction project. If you choose the wrong equipment, it can put your workers in Read more
  • Why Use Safety Netting?

    Falls from heights is the number one cause of fatalities on construction sites, with most serious and fatal falls being from roofs, ladders and scaffolds – and from a height of 4 metres or less. Height Safety Fall Arrest Netting is one safety solution that can prevent such falls. The netting can also be overlaid with a small Read more
  • Using Your Chain Block

    A Chain Block (also known as a chain hoist) is a tool used to lift and lower heavy loads using a chain. Chain blocks contain two wheels which the chain is wound around. When the chain is pulled, it winds around the wheels and begins to lift the item that is attached to the chain Read more
  • Shackles Explained

    Shackles are U-shaped pieces of metal with a pin along the non-curved side. Shackles are used to lift, secure and rig heavy loads, where they act as the final link in a connection chain or sling setup. Shackles are advantageous if wanting to make a robust physical connection between the load-lifting device (typically a hoist Read more
  • What is A Jib Crane?

    A jib crane is a type of overhead lifting device that’s often used in a smaller work cell area for repetitive and unique lifting tasks. The jib crane has a horizontal member (known as jib or boom) that supports a moveable hoist fixed to a wall or to a floor-mounted pillar. The jib may swing Read more
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